The Opti Intro to Race & Race class is for sailors who have successfully completed two sessions of the Opti Intermediate class, or can demonstrate similar skills. This class focuses on creating expertise and building lifelong sailing skills as well as basic sailboat racing. There will be both on and off the water instruction and sailors will sail in an Optimist dinghy. This class has a hands-on, learn-to-sail focus. When complete, the sailor will be able to confidently handle wind conditions up to 16 knots, sail around Misery Island, and be ready, if they want to, to start racing. Sailors who choose to race, will participate in local and potentially travel regattas in the Mass Bay area and beyond depending on COVID restrictions, race readiness, and instructor guidance. This class is best for sailors 9 - 14 years old with demonstrated intermediate or better sailing skills or who have successfully completed two session for Opti Intermediate or an equivalent course. Tuition includes use of MSA boats for all regattas.